John Ryden: Tottenham stalwart of the 1950s

As the captain of Tottenham Hotspur for much of one campaign in the late 1950s, John Ryden was within touching distance of footballing immortality – but it passed him by. Soon Bill Nicholson took over from Jimmy Anderson as manager of the north Londoners, and the new manager rated Ryden as no more than an ordinary centre-half. He therefore excluded the tall, blond, rosy-cheeked Scot from his plans as he constructed the beautiful team which, in 1960-61, would become the first in the 20th century to lift the League and FA Cup double.

The Sport Matrix: Monday 26 August 2013

Ashes joy but light denies England historic 4-0 victory

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The curse of the ex-player came back to haunt Nottingham Forest at Watford, but it could not stop them reclaiming top spot.

Jig of joy: Wigan players celebrate as the final whistle confirms victory

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First points of the season for Brighton as they go above the Blues in the league

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Andre Villas-Boas is interested in the 25-year-old with Jermain Defoe likely to leave White Hart Lane

Matej Vydra scored 22 goals for Watford in the Championship last season

Transfer news: Udinese striker Matej Vydra joins West Bromwich Albion on season-long loan

Last season’s Championship Player of the Year, Matej Vydra has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan from Udinese.

Matej Vydra

West Brom sign striker Matej Vydra on season-long loan

The Czech played for Watford last season

Troy Deeney scored a hat-trick for Watford

Watford 6 Bournemouth 1 match report: Troy Deeney hat-trick send Hornets top of the league

Striker was in jail last year but now he’s helping club escape Championship

Burnley players mob Chris Martin after he scores a double to give the Clarets victory

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New boss Oscar Garcia has lost all three of Brighton's competitive games this season

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Nottingham Forest netted just their second goal in seven opening day fixtures to start their Sky Bet Championship campaign with a closely-fought win over Huddersfield.

Troy Deeney celebrates scoring against Birmingham

Birmingham 0 Watford 1 match report: Early Troy Deeney strike is enough to give play-off finalist's opening day victory

Deeney's 11th minute strike hands Hornets the win as they continue good form from last season

Kenny Sansom pictured playing for England in 1986

Arsenal vow to continue supporting former England full-back Kenny Sansom

The 54-year-old is homeless and battling alcoholism

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Birmingham City striker Marlon King arrested over hit-and-run incident

A man was left with a head injury after the incident in central London

Harry Redknapp will stay at QPR and try to rebuild his squad

Championship fixture list unveiled: QPR begin at home against Sheffield Wednesday

The Hoops are looking to bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt

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